Finally had our anniversary dinner, that actually became lunch 2 days later. Didn't matter, was a totally enjoyable time made even more so with you at the table eating blackbeans and porkchops and telling the waiter "See you later, mr. Alligator." He didn't miss a beat, "after while, Crocodile."
Tonight you visited the hospital to see our friend who had knee replacement surgery. You took your own doctor bag. I heard it was a hit; you made her feel better, and impressed a nurse or two. Too bad you don't have a white lab coat to go with the kit.
whoever coined the expression "...like taking candy from a baby" has obviously never experienced the power that Starbursts hold over two-and-a-half year olds. Hopefully the next batch of holidays will not involve a stash of candy that is stockpiled like pirate loot. It can almost make both of us lose our minds.
Been a while since I posted. Some funny stuff happened...you have learned a plethora of words. Also you have mastered calling me "Daddy" with a proper British accent. Not sure where that came from. At your check-up we counted the number of words you knew while we waited to be called back. 40 is the number we came up with. That's a lot for someone your age. That was 2 months ago. Now you know well over 100 words! I have contemplated learning Chinese so I can teach you. They say that it will be the language for your generation. I've also threatened to get you a pair of chopsticks to learn to eat with. One day when I was changing you I swear you said you had cat poop in your diaper. Lately we have been working on ABC's while on the way to school. You may not have the letters down but you sure can carry a tune! It also seems you could be a little boy-crazy. You chant the name of a classmate, "Parker, Parker, Parker" from the time your mom picks you up in the afternoon until the time you go back to school in the morning. Either you like him or he gets in trouble a lot and you are imitating the teacher. Playdough and Coloring are two of your favorite activities now. Could the arts be in your future? I'll just make sure to keep you supplied in crayons. Preferably the kind that are flat so they dont keep rolling off the table.
Today you are twenty months old, and it is our twentieth wedding anniversary. All on the twentieth of April. A lot has happened during the last 20 months as well as the last 20 years. You have become a terrific toddler and your mom and I have matured in our love. Not sure if you have rushed the white hairs or not, could just be age, but we have survived your childhood so far. I look at pictures of our early days and cant wait to tell you some of our stories. They will become part of our history as a family, 20 years in the making.
With the cold days of winter upon us we have to make sure any of your exposed areas are protected! Your mom, in our morning routine, puts chapstick on your lips and cheeks. At first you didn't quite know what to do and tried to lick it off your lips. Don't feel bad, I still do that! After a couple of times you got the hang of it and pucker up when she gets the tube of chapstick out. We call it giving you "monkey lips." This could explain your love of bananas.
I never quite got why the expression "long in the tooth" referred to getting older until now. Your teeth, which had been in for many months now, are beginning to get longer. I didn't realize this but your mom pointed it out to me. Guess I didnt notice, but she is better abour brushing your teeth than I am. As you have aged beyond "infancy" and towards "toddlerhood" your teeth have grown longer and sharper. Rabbits teeth grow over their lifetime, getting longer and longer as they age. Your teeth wont do that, but I am glad you are over your biting phase. These long teeth of yours would really hurt now!